24 days from departure and I’m starting to fear I have too much gear. I’m having nightmares of being turned away at Londorossi Gate for having heavy bags! Eeeeek! I’m going to have to do some serious consideration about what I plan to take and what I realistically will use. Things I think I may need to really consider are:
1. Steripen- Sounds like a great idea but honestly, they boil the water. I think.
2. Snacks – I’m a snacker. I love to snack, especially when I am miserable. But will I really need 8 Luna bars, 7 packs of Chomps and God only knows how many packs of Gu? That also doesn’t factor in the bag of Milky Ways I plan to take. Seems ridiculous.
3. Clothes – I’m notorious for dragging copius amounts of clothing on backpacking adventures only to live in the same outfit for days. Why would Kilimanjaro be any different?
4. Hand warmers – I have a billion. How many do I really need? I plan to duct tape some onto my water bottles for summit night but do I need more than a dozen?
I think packing is going to be stressful. I really do.